Bella Hadid has shared photos of herself crying on social media amid her battle with anxiety.
The model shared a screen recording of her friend Willow Smith opening up about mental health and her insecurities, and the singer’s words hit home for the 25-year-old.
“< @willowsmith > I Love you and your words. It made me feel a little less alone and that’s why I’d like to post this,” Hadid wrote alongside selfies of herself crying.
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In the clip Hadid shared, Willow —the daughter of superstars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith — told viewers, “All humans are different, every single human has something so special and unique to offer. And people forget that everyone is basically feeling the same way: lost, confused, not really sure why they’re here.”
“That anxiety, like, everyone is feeling that — and trying to cover it up in some way,” Willow continued in the video. “We’re gonna come together in our flaws. In our insecurities, in our joy, in our happiness, and accept it all as beautiful and natural.”
The supermodel then shared her personal struggles with her followers, telling them they are “not alone” as “there is always a light at the end of the tunnel”.
“This is pretty much my every day, every night for a few years now,” she wrote on Instagram of Willow’s thoughts in the video. “Social media is not real. For anyone struggling, please remember that. Sometimes all you’ve gotta hear is that you’re not alone. So from me to you, you’re not alone. I love you, I see you, and I hear you.
“Self help and mental illness/chemical imbalance is not linear and it is almost like a flowing rollercoaster of obstacles… it has its ups and downs , and side to sides.”
Hadid said it takes hard work to understand and come to terms with your demons, but she is willing to do the work towards healing.
“It took me a long time to get that in my mind, but I’ve had enough breakdowns and burnouts to know this: if you work hard enough on yourself, spending time alone to understand your traumas, triggers, joys, and routine, you will always be able to understand or learn more about your own pain and how to handle it. Which is all that you can ask of yourself,” she concluded.
If you or anyone you know needs immediate support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or via lifeline.org.au. In an emergency, call 000.
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